Waste Management & Control

Revenue Generation (Turning Trash into Treasure)

It’s possible to turn trash to treasure with the revenue opportunities available in solid waste.

User fees for collection of solid waste are usually kept artificially low. Collection can be facilitated by combining waste management bills with electricity bills (as in Mombasa) or water bills (as in Addis Ababa). Municipal taxes can provide a solid revenue stream, but are usually spread over a small part of the total population.

Taxes on importers and producers of waste. For examples, see the tax being proposed in Kenya on imported tires, or in Togo, where a tax on industries, hotels, and other large enterprises shifts the tax burden to large producers of waste.

Carbon finance can be accessed through the reduction of methane gas, generation of renewable electricity, and the reduction of carbon footprint by offsetting other thermal heat generation. Potential annual carbon finance in Sub-Saharan Africa may amount to around $2.6 million per million people for landfill gas recovery, $1.3 million for composting, and $3.5 million for recycling. But even these amounts are less than 10 percent of waste management costs.

Energy fees from power generated, or calorific value provided to kilns or other high energy (and high temperature) activities, create value while also breaking down the chemical composition of the waste.

Recycling fees, including the value of recycled plastics and compost, for purchase by local firms to transform into saleable goods, or to export the materials where they can be used effectively.

Gate fees for dumping of waste are usually constrained by municipal budgets and low user fees. High gate fees can result in diversion of waste to informal dump sites. The municipality may also be a poor credit risk, leading investors to ask for government guarantees or other security rights.

Disease Control

We offer Waste Management and Control consultancy services, employing our professionalism and partnership to help with disease control that can spread through indiscriminate dumping of refuse to a more structured and planned refuse collection and disposal, thereby preventing any outbreak of disease that can result from improper control or management of generated waste. At the end, we create a safe environment for people to live in

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